Homecare Blog

Denim Day for Dementia

We participated in The Alzheimer Society’s Denim Day initiative in both our Dundrum and Dun Laoghaire offices on Friday 6 March last.  The reponse from our carers, office staff and family members was fantastic, and we manged to raise €545 … Read More

Meals on wheels in South Dublin

The Meals on Wheels service is available across South Dublin to people in the community who are unable, due to age, illness or disability, to cook their own meals.  The service is funded by a combination of HSE grant and … Read More

Personal Home lifts for older people

Most homes in Ireland have two or more  levels and it’s common for some older people to have difficulty moving up and down the stairs in their own home, and in some cases this is no longer possible at all.  … Read More

Managing a deceased person’s bank accounts

When someone in Ireland dies, it is usual for their bank account to be frozen once the bank is informed of the death.  While this is a reasonable course of action from the banks’ viewpoint, managing a deceased person’s bank … Read More

Magic Table Dun Laoghaire

A device which projects interactive light games onto a table is being used in Irish libraries to help people with dementia and autism.  The Tovertafel, which means “magic table” in English, is a Dutch innovation. The first such magic table was installed in … Read More

Help with Showering or Bathing

As any family Carer or Professional Carer will know, helping an older person with showering or bathing can come with some fear or embarrassment for both parties. Bear in mind that always you want to maintain the person’s privacy, dignity … Read More

Safe use of medication

As people get older, their use of medicines tends to increase.  Making a medicines list is a great way to ensure the safe use of medication, and also that any other healthcare professionals you come in contact with will know … Read More

Occupational Therapy for Older People

What is Occupational Therapy? Many Older People require occupational therapy (often referred to as “OT”) as a way to help perform “occupations” or activities of daily living (ADLs) – which can include everything from bathing and toileting to getting dressed … Read More

Memory Harbour Clonskeagh Hospital

The Memory Harbour at Clonskeagh Hospital, is a service for people in South Dublin concerned about their memory, those diagnosed with dementia and their families and carers. The Memory Harbour is an assistive technology and memory enablement demonstration site where … Read More

Making a will

A will is a witnessed document that allows you to make decisions on how your assets, savings and any other possessions (called your ‘estate’) will be managed or distributed, after your death. All the information in this blog post was … Read More